European Procurement Law

European Procurement Law and tenders deal with government procurement.

The process is often experienced as a burden both by providers and governments themselves, but it is beneficial to fair competition. The procurement protocol for the government remains complex. And European Procurement Law remains complex, including for lawyers.

There are plenty of practical questions, such as "who can submit a bid or who can we exclude (selection)?", "what are the specifications (requirements)?", "when can we award a contract by private tender (choice)?", "which sector or threshold amounts apply?" What about an e-auction?

The unsuccessful bidders want to understand why they were not awarded the contract. If consultation and advice are not effective, interlocutory proceedings may offer a solution, provided notice is usually given 14 days after the rejection. Gravendeel Advocaten also advises governments on this. We look forward to assisting you with legal assessments of:

  • Master agreements and framework contracts
  • Selection and award criteria
  • Technical specifications
  • Assessment methods applied or to be applied
  • Applicability of procurement rules: is it a contracting authority or a mandatory public procurement?
  • Procurement policy
  • Concessions or Public Private Cooperation (PPS).

Bert Gravendeel is a Member of the Dutch Association for Procurement Law (NVvA). Bert Gravendeel has his own vision of European Procurement Law. Watch the video here.

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